Access 2003 not recognizing JPG files (1 Viewer)

Plem

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Hi, we have an access 2003 database with some forms that link to JPG files. This has been working fine but within the last couple of days it has started displaying error messages saying it doesnt recognise JPG files and they should be converted to BMP files.

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i've never run into this error, but if there isn't anyone else here who has something to say on the issue, there are these 2 similar issues that can possibly be referenced:

https://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=64245

http://www.accessrepairnrecovery.com/blog/fix-access-forms-reports-not-showing-image-issue

and an even more revealing search can be found here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ms+access+does+not+recognize+jpg+file+error

hopefully that can get you started until you get expert advice.
 

Plem

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i've never run into this error, but if there isn't anyone else here who has something to say on the issue, there are these 2 similar issues that can possibly be referenced:

https://www.accessforums.net/showthread.php?t=64245

http://www.accessrepairnrecovery.com/blog/fix-access-forms-reports-not-showing-image-issue

and an even more revealing search can be found here:

https://www.google.com/search?q=ms+access+does+not+recognize+jpg+file+error

hopefully that can get you started until you get expert advice.
Thanks for your reply. I'll have a look.
 

Plem

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Hi, still not found a resolution, but this appears to be a Windows 10 problem. It works fine on Windows 7.
 

vba_php

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i wouldn't doubt that, Plem. i've had numerous problems with the OS, and some of them are up there on the scale of "weirdness". some of them I've asked questions about on this forum and no one responded. some of the links in that search I gave you talk about win 10 being the problem.
 

theDBguy

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Hi. Pardon me for jumping in... You said you have a 2003 database, but can you please confirm which version of Access you are using to open it? Thanks.
 

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Hi. Pardon me for jumping in... You said you have a 2003 database, but can you please confirm which version of Access you are using to open it? Thanks.
that's a great point. there are issues with that scenario too.
 

The_Doc_Man

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Check your Windows Update history to see if you downloaded a patch at or about the same time that this problem first manifested. It is possible for you to "roll back" patches and that might be appropriate in your case - if this was brought on by a patch. Also ask yourself if you downloaded a new browser version or new graphics software, because sometimes they diddle "behind the scenes."

Sudden non-recognition of a file type is usually an "associations" error. It can ALSO be caused by any patch or download that causes a new program to be recognized as a .JPG handler. If that handler isn't happy with OLE references, that could also do it to you.
 

zeroaccess

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I think The_Doc_Man is on the right trail. Windows has transitioned from the Windows Photo Viewer to Photos, and in the process, some default app settings for .jpg (and especially .jpeg) got messed up. I know the new app does more, but the reason I hate it is because it never seems to allow a crisp 1:1 pixel mapping of my images. Which is why I brought Windows Photo Viewer back from the dead.

Try it and see if it helps with your Access issue.
 

Plem

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Hi, Thanks for your replies. The PC in question is not connected to the internet so it wont have been a Windows update. I am using the Access 2003 development tool to access it rather than a runtime version (i want to upgrade to the latest version ASAP but perfect world and all that!). I vaguely remember seeing an article about the default photo viewer on windows 10 causing the error so think you are all on the right path.
 

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